Wednesday, June 17, 2009

More Snapshots......


Allen said...

Hey Martin! Keep hearing great things about your spot. Need to make it out there. Quick question. I'm looking to do a pig roast of my own for the family. Where do you get your pigs from? Do they ship them to you . . . hence, can I get them to ship one to me?

Thanks! Congrats on the NYC bbq!

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Jesse said...

I've heard a lot about your bbq from a friend who travels to Nashville often. I'm already planning a trip out there to taste it for myself. I noticed on your blog some pics with Mike Mills from the NYC event. Wondering how your bbq compares to Mike's. Anything you feel that you've gleaned from Mike?

The Poor Husband said...

For a hilarious story about a 650 degree Tri-Tip BBQ, check out my post at

What is this Blog???

You ever been sitting around cooking for your family and friends and been told the following: "Hoss, this is the best I've ever had in my dadgum have got to open up a place of your own". The thought crosses your mind to do just that, but for whatever reason you dont. Well I'm "that" guy that actually went through with it and did it. I had absolutely ZERO restaurant experience! I decided to start this blog about my own experience hoping that it may be of some use and help to others who might be interested in opening their own place.
I learned this craft almost 20 years ago cooking whole hogs on brick & cinder block pits at a couple of little BBQ Joints in Henderson, TN. I learned from old, lifelong career Pit-Masters, working with them as an apprentice during school off and on for four years. Over the course of that time I learned the old, time-honored craft of REAL pit barbecue. At Martin's Bar-B-Que Joint I am trying as hard as I can everyday to bring that time-honored authenticity to my customers.
As you read you'll see I've made some stupid decisions, and I've made some good decisions. If you are thinking of opening a restaurant, especially a BBQ Joint, read this blog! Maybe some of this info can be of use to you. At the very least you will be entertained because I pull no punches.
Now listen, this is my blog to not only help with information but my blog to freely rant about my day to day experiences. There is no real "bad language" on this blog but there might be some things said that are very "tongue in cheek". If you are easily offended and/or cant see the satire in my posts then please just leave the blog. It will save both of us the annoyance of each other. For those of you who do like satire and are looking for good information about this experience, then by all means enjoy!